Herman Cain, the current "front-runner" for GOP presidential nominee, has been boasting about his "9-9-9" plan for quite a while now. To, it sounded as though the numbers might not add up. Cain, of course, has denounced anyone who disagrees with him, calling their analysis incorrect.
So I wonder what he would say if he happened to read this? I'm sure he'd try to steer around some of the more glaring problems the article points out, but there's no escaping that fact that either Cain didn't think this through (and neither did his economists), he's deliberately targeting the poor, or he was lied to by the people he has said helped him create this plan.
The point is, this is the cornerstone of Cain's campaign, and it's a flop...a very dangerous flop. If he were to implement this, it would be a disaster for the poor and a hayday for the rich. It's not about what's fair, as Cain keeps saying. Fairness does not mean everyone pays the same percentage in tax. Fairness is everyone giving according to their ability and taking according to their need. The poor need more and can afford less. That's the bottom line.